Hitachi Energy has signed agreements with ENOWA, NEOM’s energy and water company, and the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) to provide three high voltage direct current (HVDC) links for a total power capacity of 9 GW in Western Saudi Arabia.
As part of the agreement, Hitachi Energy and its consortium partner, Saudi Services for Electro Mechanical Works (SSEM), have been awarded an order by SEC, acting as ENOWA’s engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) partner. This order involves the provision of a 3 GW, 525 kV HVDC Light® transmission system, connecting Oxagon, a regional development within NEOM, to the larger Yanbu area over a distance of more than 650 km in Western Saudi Arabia. Hitachi Energy’s scope of supply includes the design, engineering, procurement of HVDC technology, and commissioning of the HVDC Light converter stations. Meanwhile, SSEM will handle the design, supply of AC equipment, construction, and installation. In addition to the current project, Hitachi Energy and ENOWA have signed an agreement for two additional HVDC projects with a capacity of up to 3 GW each. This collaboration aims to ensure the necessary resources and capacity for the implementation of these two HVDC systems.